British Broadcasting Corporation
London W12 7RJ
Foundation for Information Policy Research
9 Stavordale Road
London N5 1NE
7th June 2000
Dear Mr. Bowden
I note that the BBC has done the story if not in the way you desire.
I will not injunct editors to adopt a particular approach. They are competent to make decisions about how best impartially to cover stories. I am prepared to raise consciousness further on the issue by forwarding and discussing your concerns and observations with Television editors - including those in charge of the specific programmes you mention.
I have spoken to you at length on the phone about your original correspondence.
Assistant Director, News